HOT VOX Presents: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL: New Blood Competition Quarter-Final
+ Wurlitzer // The Palava // Gaby Kettle // ALICE LILY // Eighty Eight Miles
Date: Friday 8 March 2024
HOT VOX Presents: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL: New Blood Competition Quarter-Final : Wurlitzer // The Palava // Gaby Kettle // ALICE LILY // Eighty Eight Miles
Out of the thousands of hopefuls that entered the Isle of Wight Festival New Blood Competition, only a handful now remain in the Quarter-Finals. These artists are some of the most exciting and promising acts on the scene and will all be competing for a coveted slot at Isle of Wight Festival 2024!
So make your voice heard and support your favourite act for their chance to perform at Isle of Wight Festival!Wurlitzer
With an admirable passion for all things joyful and fun, and off the back of some captivating festival appearances in 2023, Birmingham based ensemble Wurlitzer are set on lifting your mood.
Wurlitzer have a flair for a unique melody, they offer a skip-full of sugary melodies and obscure lyrics that make the unimportant and mundane sacrosanct; their sure-fire indie floor fillers are certain to be stuck in your head for the foreseeable future. Not scared to stray away from standard guitar based rock music; they often incorporate a bunch of instruments in each song including glockenspiels, trumpets, flutes and stylophones amongst others.
The Palava are an unsigned fresh five piece Indie Rock band, formed in York in late 2019. With a successful string of releases, packed with biting lyrics and anthemic hooks.
The boys have had an unusually quick rise in popularity around the York music scene. Playing to thousands of listeners and quickly building up a strong core fan base.
After the band was formed over a drunken conversation between friends, the lads wasted no time in getting serious. Having set their sights on carving out their own space in York’s ever flourishing music scene and beyond.
With her rich vocal tones, Birmingham-based artist Gaby Kettle melds her influences of soul, jazz and pop to create songs with a relaxed and soulful beat. Using her wide vocal range and empathetic personality, Gaby explores her relationships and observes the world around her to spark creativity. Her deep reflections culminate in honest lyrics and wistful melodies with a groove behind to keep the audience listening. Her influences include the likes of Jessie Ware and Lianne la Havas.
2023 saw her release two brand new singles along with headlining the Resonate Stage at Godiva Festival and making her Glastonbury debut on the Croissant Neuf Bandstand.
Arising from the UK’s second-largest city, ALICE LILY are a 5 piece outfit making their statement in the indie rock music scene. 2023 showed a promising year for the band; following a run of high-profile gigs with the likes of Lovejoy, Swim School and Electric Six. ALICE LILY found their footing with their latest single ‘Echoes’, cementing their new signature “high octane indie rock” sound resulting in a newfound online following for the band.
As 2024 approaches, so does a new stage for ALICE LILY. With plenty of new material on the way and a whole new range of songs to add to the band’s discography, they are an act to keep your eyes on over the next year.
Eighty Eight Miles
Leading a new generation of female fronted bands, Eighty Eight Miles are a colourful, infectious Indie Pop/Rock collective from the Midlands, UK. With their name originating from the hit movie trilogy “Back To The Future”, the foundation of their music is built upon a wide variety of inspirations such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Blossoms, The Mamas & The Papas and Declan McKenna.
Blending old and new, the group have made multiple appearances at major UK festivals including Truck Festival, YNOT Festival, 2000 Trees and more, as well as completing their first UK tour in February 2023, which saw fans travelling from 7 different countries to see them play.